July 17, 2020
Due to the impact that COVID-19 border control measures and flight bans have had on foreign visitors to Taiwan, MOFA announced the first automatic 30-day visa extension on March 21, the second on April 17, the third on May 18, and the fourth on June 15.
While nations around the world have gradually begun adjusting their border control measures, yet international airlines have not fully resumed regular operations. In light of these conditions, MOFA announces that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay period will now be granted a fifth automatic 30-day extension. No application is required. The total period of stay cannot exceed 180 days. (The day after the entry date will be counted as the first day of stay.) As the total duration of stay may not exceed 180 days in accordance with relevant visa regulations, and as governments of most countries are not restricting their citizens from returning, this will be the final automatic extension by MOFA. Foreign nationals concerned are therefore advised to begin making travel preparations. （E）